Snow, snow, and more snow…

We just got through the second snow storm in Ottawa this autumn (we still have a few days before winter officially starts…). The first one dumped about 20cm and we got 37cm yesterday. We may actually have a white Christmas this year!

What that means, is a lot of shoveling. It took me 1 1/2 hours to clear out the snow so I could take the minivan out this morning. And I had to do that because the school buses were canceled, which meant I had to drive my daughter, and her friends, to school. Fortunately, the neighbour brings them back in the afternoon.

And this time, I did take pictures that I posted on Flickr. You should also see a sample on the right, in “My Flickr Photos”.

Now, I have to figure out if I dig the car out of the snow or if I just wait for March to come around…

I like to canoe…

On Sunday, it was such a nice day that the whole family decided to do something special outdoors. So we all got in the van and drove to the North end of Gatineau Park, more precisely to Lac Philippe, and rented a canoe for an hour. I like canoeing. I have been canoeing since I was about six years old, and I still enjoy it. I like the quietness on a lake only broken by the song of the paddle.

We even got a bonus on the way to the lake in the form of a deer calmly eating on the side of the road. We managed to park right across it and took a couple of pictures. It must be used to cars as it only gave us a cursory glance.

I have placed some pictures in flickr (and there’s even one of me).

On the plus side, I think I have managed to convinced SWMBO that buying a canoe is not a bad idea… Better get to it before she changes her mind!